The Laughing Buddha, Doing Business and the Art of Motivation

7 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2012

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Sik-Liong Ang

University of Brunei Darussalam

K C P Low

Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering/ Kazakh American University (International Educational Corporation); University of the South Pacific; University of South Australia

Date Written: September 2, 2012

Abstract

All of us want to be successful in life. Most people are seeking that extra edge to move forward or forge ahead. In this paper, the researcher-practitioners investigate the use of a Buddhist Icon, the Laughing Buddha as a motivator to improve and better oneself. Buddhists pray to the Laughing Buddha requesting for healthy living, good luck, wealth and prosperity; and the Laughing Buddha, as a symbol of motivation, inspires them. In doing business, the Laughing Buddha way, it also helps businesspeople in attaining good relationship, great patnership, prosperity, peace and harmony in their business circle and society.

Keywords: The Laughing Buddha, Pu Tai, Buddhism, doing business, motivation

Suggested Citation

Ang, Sik-Liong and Low, Kim Cheng Patrick, The Laughing Buddha, Doing Business and the Art of Motivation (September 2, 2012). Educational Research, Vol. 3, No. 8, pp. 685-691 August 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2140478

Sik-Liong Ang (Contact Author)

University of Brunei Darussalam ( email )

Jalan Tungku Link
Gadong
Bandar Seri Begawan, BE1410
Brunei

Kim Cheng Patrick Low

Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering/ Kazakh American University (International Educational Corporation) ( email )

28, Ryskulbekov street
Almaty
Kazakhstan

University of the South Pacific ( email )

Laucala Campus
Suva
Fiji

University of South Australia

37-44 North Terrace, City West Campus
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Australia

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